Lightweight tent recommendations?

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  • Tried a hammock a few years ago and I slept so little that I had all sorts of hallucinations and canned after a week and came home

  • Sure it was "hammock" and not, I dunno, magic mushrooms or something?

  • Lol sounds fun

  • @7Üp is a hammock fan I believe, hopefully would have some advice for you.

  • I think most people don’t like sleeping in hammocks. I get on quite well with mine and a 3x3 tarp.

    Up in 10 minutes. Zero faff. No knots. Whoopee slings.
    Don’t use my tent at all any more. Rarely sleep on the floor nowadays.

    I use a DD superlight, with a cumulus underquilt, and a criterion sleeping bag.
    I ditched the groundmat technique and it really made a huge difference. Underquilts are amazing and on warm trips I use that alone.

    Trick is (for me) to attach it as high as you can reach, evenly, then let it sag quite low. It has to be even otherwise you’ll be sliding to one end all night.

    That makes it easier to lay diagonally in the hammock, so your back is reasonably flat. I can sleep on my side or even on my front this way.

    Wicked to wake up in the morning, sit up, and make coffee or breakfast from in bed. Also nice to have somewhere comfy to be if you’re rained in.

    Shortcomings are that (when it isn’t warm) you’re carrying an extra thing (down bag + underquilt) - but if I can make space, I 100% will. Well worth it for me.


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  • Cheers for input

    I rembered i did sleep in a hammock maybe half a dozen times several years back. And think i slept well. Mayve I'll get one again and try.

  • I once fell asleep in a hammock that was hanging in a girlfriend’s flat in Germany. Woke up to strangers kissing me goodnight on the forehead and had no idea where I was.

    Never again.

  • Never again had the opportunity.


  • Advices pls. Located small hole in groundsheet of ancient and faithful Macpac Eclipse. Best repair method... glue alone, sticky tape, tape each side, sticky tape plus glue, or other? Any recommended repair kit brands?

  • Tenacious tape both sides. Or Gorilla tape same?

  • Aha names. Excellent, will investigate.

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Lightweight tent recommendations?

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